Today's topic at my blog "Resurgence" on BigThink.com:
The Emperors Have No Clothes On
I rarely watch Meet The Press since Tim Russert died, and even then, I wasn’t all that regular a viewer. David Gregory, Russert’s replacement, may be a smart guy, but he looks like he is afraid of his guests, with the result that he lags about three beats behind them when he should be beating half of them over the head with the ridiculous assertions that habitually issue from their lips. In fact, all of the Sunday morning political shows have gone a little stale these days, with their fairly static round robin of guest panelists who can be counted on to say the same old thing week in and week out. The addition of Rachel Maddow to yesterday’s panel on Meet The Press was refreshing enough, though, that I ended up watching the show until the end.
I am no fan of The Rachel Maddow Show. The couple of times I’ve watched it has left me with the same kind of feeling I get whenever I visit one of these modern day contemporary churches, as if there is an inordinate amount of pageantry and spectacle that has to be suffered through in order to get to the main event. But since Maddow and mega church ministers basically have the same mandate, they have no choice but to pander to their audiences in order to keep their numbers up, no matter how many degrees or specialized talents they may possess.
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